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Bob Kelly Out at Philadelphia’s KYW

Screen Shot 2014-09-01 at 9.50.24 AMBob Kelly, morning traffic reporter at CBS Philadelphia O&O KYW, announced on Facebook he has left the station. Kelly promised viewers he’d be back, though he wasn’t sure where or when. “Where the road leads next I’m not quite sure. But what I AM sure of, is that every step will be made easier with the thousands of unbelievably thoughtful messages from you all.”

Here’s Kelly’s full statement:

It truly is with a very heavy heart I announce that today will be my last broadcast on CBS3. For 13 years I have always looked forward to coming in to work and having the opportunity to be a part of a show and a work “family” that has given me more laughter, more love, and more rewarding moments than could fill a lifetime. To YOU the unbelievable, faithful viewers!! I cannot express my gratitude for the support and constant love and kindness shown towards myself and my family all these years!!! Endless thank you’s to each and everyone of you. To you my most awesome morning team, co-workers past and present!! Although not on the TV screen, we will continue to have fun and may the endless laughter live on!!! And to my family, your unwavering support and love is what will make this next part of the adventure the best we’ve had yet!! Hope to see you all again soon, thank you so very much for allowing me to be in your home these past 13 years. With all my love.

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Keith Russell Back Doing Sports in Philadelphia

russell wtxfPhiladelphia FOX owned station WTXF has named Keith Russell weekend anchor and anchor for Game Day Live.

Russell replaces Colleen Wolfe who is leaving the station Sunday. She started at WTXF in 2012.

From 2005 until 2012, Russell worked at Philadelphia ABC station WPVI before leaving to work as a news anchor at WRC in Washington, D.C. He has also anchored sports for CNN and ESPN, WJAR in Providence, RI, WJTV in Jackson, MS and WHLT in Hattiesburg, MS.

Russell will also contribute to the 10:30 p.m. Sports Sunday show.

Elizabeth Hur Leaves Philadelphia’s KYW

liz-hur-web-socialElizabeth Hur, a reporter at CBS O&O KYW in Philadelphia, has decided to leave the station. Hur tells the Philadelphia Daily News she wants to “try something new”:

“Truly, the decision to leave comes from my ambition to grow and my desire to explore new challenges,” Hur said, noting that the station tried to work with her until she ultimately decided to leave.

Hur, who grew up in Ambler and graduated from Upper Dublin High School before matriculating at NYU, joined CBS3 in 2008. Before that, Hur, who was born in Seoul, South Korea, was an intern at the station, covering both the Democratic and Republican conventions in 2000.

FOX Philadelphia Launches Interactive Weekend Morning Newscast

WTXF, the FOX owned Philadelphia Station, is going to launch a weekend morning newscast centered around smart phones and social media.

According to the station, #FOX29 Weekend will be “an interactive, social newscast with viewer generated news content and regular contributors who are not reporters…but news makers in the market.”

“We are excited to launch a completely different type of newscast,” said Audrey Fish, VP of creative services. “We will bring to life on TV what our viewers are already doing every day- using their phones, and computers to create a dialogue about what’s going on in the world.”

The show boasts a new 360 degree stage for three different newscasts with a view of Center City Philadelphia.

#FOX29 Weekend launches Saturday, September 20 at 8:00 a.m. The show airs Saturdays from 8:00 until 10:00 a.m. and Sundays from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. It will also stream live on the station website.

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Kacie McDonnell Says Goodbye to WTXF

Traffic reporter Kacie McDonnell announced on today’s “Good Day Philadelphia” that she’s leaving WTXF. According to a report on Philly.com, McDonnell will be moving to Kansas City to be closer to her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray. Watch her tearful goodbye above.

And here’s a statement from McDonnell (via tweet): Read more

Philadelphia Meteorologist Attacked with Stun Gun in The Hamptons

Picture 2John Bolaris, former meteorologist at WCAU and WTXF in Philadelphia, tells Philadelphia magazine he was attacked by a cab driver in New York. Bolaris says he and his fiance had just left a restaurant in Montauk and had hailed a cab to return to their hotel:

“I said, ‘We hailed you down,’” Bolaris recounted on Thursday evening from, naturally, a cab in the Hamptons. “Then I said, ‘Listen, just take all of us.’ And he said, ‘No, get away from my cab.’ I said, ‘This is B.S.’ And then I turned my head. And he ran around the cab and punched me in the face.”

After that, says Bolaris, the driver pulled out a stun gun and used it on him. Read more

Jenn Bernstein Rejoins Hartford’s WTIC

jenn bernsteinJenn Bernstein is returning to WTIC, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Hartford-New Haven, as a reporter and anchor next month.

“We are thrilled Jenn is rejoining our team. As a Connecticut native, she knows the state well and I’m sure our viewers will be happy to know such a talented journalist and multimedia innovator is back in our Newsroom,” WTIC news director Coleen Marren said in a statement.

Bernstein previously worked at WTIC from 2010 to 2012 as a multimedia journalist. She left the station to be a reporter at KYW, the CBS-owned station in Philadelphia.

WTXF Debuts New Evening Anchor Team

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Last night was the first night on the WTXF anchor desk for Lucy Noland, who joins Iain Page as co-anchor of the evening newscasts at Fox-owned station in Philadelphia. Noland and Page are pictured here alongside Jim Driscoll, the station’s vice president and news director.

The Fox-owned station is undergoing some big changes this year– a new morning anchor, a new set for “Good Day Philadelphia,” and the launch of the weekend morning newscasts, which will debut this fall.

Lauren Johnson Moving to Philly From Orlando

Lauren JohnsonLauren Johnson is joining WTXF, the Fox-owned station in Philadelphia. Johnson will be hosting the station’s weekend morning newscasts when they launch this fall.

It is a move within Fox for Johnson, who is a weekend anchor for “Good Day Orlando” on WOFL. She was previously the morning co-anchor on WHBQ, the Fox-owned station in Memphis. She started her television career in 2003 at Central Florida News 13 in Orlando.

Alex Holley Joins WTXF As Co-Host of ‘Good Day Philadelphia’

Alex Holley is joining WTXF, the Fox-owned station in Philadelphia, as co-host of “Good Day Philadelphia.” Holley will co-anchor alongside Mike Jerrick beginning later this summer, replacing Shinelle Jones, who signed off in March.

Holley, who joins WTXT from WMBF in Myrtle Beach, stopped by “Good Day Philadelphia” yesterday. Watch:

FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

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